Both families and individuals can find attractive weekend cruise excursions that depart from Galveston. The port of Galveston Texas, on the Gulf of Mexico along the eastern coast of Texas has become a popular spot for vacationers who want to take a cruise into the Gulf waters. For those who want to fit their cruise into a long weekend, various cruise lines provide exciting and comfortable cruises into the Gulf of Mexico.
Carnival Lines offers a four-day Thursday-to-Monday cruise that departs from Galveston at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and sails to Cozumel Mexico. In Cozumel passengers can spend the day at the famous Palancar Reef, diving to view the marine life of the area or just relaxing on the beach. The town has a colorful marketplace and many open-air cafés where passengers can shop and sample the local cuisine. The cruise ship has spacious and comfortable staterooms above ocean level to enhance the cruise, and each room features its own bath and toilet. Travelers can enjoy the ship’s activities, which include a dance club and a Vegas revue or they can just relax in their staterooms, which have TVs showing first-run films.
Aqua Safari Charters
If you want to cruise the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for a fishing trip, you can charter a boat through Aqua Safari Charters. The trip leaves from Galveston’s Pier 19 and brings passengers into the gulf for deep-sea fishing tuna trips and bay and jetty fishing throughout the year. You can book a weekend cruise on the Scotty Craft for families, friends, guests, clients, organizations and corporate entertainment. The smaller craft can accommodate up to six passengers while the larger craft can accommodate up to 18 passengers. Travelers can book the cruise for a weekend of fishing in Galveston Bay or for a longer trip into the Gulf.
Individuals planning a weekend sports-fishing expedition can charter a Workingman’s Charter cruiser for a day or overnight of cruising and fishing. The charters, which depart from Galveston, bring clients to deep water bottom fishing spots on Gulf fishing trips. Workingman’s charter caters to experienced and novice fishermen, encourage passengers to explore deep-sea fishing spots in the gulf as well as fish in the Galveston Bay. Passengers can expect to catch speckled trout, redfish, sheephead, drum and Spanish mackerel and kingfish in the gulf and redfish, trout, gafttop, flounder, blackdrum and sheephead in the bay. The cruiser’s staff will assist fishing novices. You can book an overnight weekend trip or just go out for a daytime fishing excursion with Workingman's Charter.
Activities in Galveston
Galveston Island has a long and rich history, both before Western settlement and as an important American port once western settlers began to plant roots in the area. If you want to spend some time exploring the city and island of Galveston, you can visit the Schlitterbahn Water Park, the tropical Moody Gardens, the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, the Seawolf Park or Texas's oldest English library, the Rosenberg Library. Many people also enjoy visiting Galveston's historic homes and buildings. If you don't want to cruise into Galveston Bay or into the Gulf, you can enjoy a free ferry ride on the Galveston Island Ferry.